99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 6/10/10
AARP-NEW YORK WARNS SENIORS OF 'DONUT HOLE CHECK' SCAM--The senior citizen advocacy group warns seniors that the 250-dollar checks they are receiving as reimbursement for prescription drug purchases are automatic. Anyone contacting seniors trying to 'assist' them with getting those checks is likely a con artist.
POTSDAM DRIVER COLLIDES WITH SHERIFF'S VEHICLE, CHARGED WITH SERIOUS DRUNK DRIVING COUNT--Sheriff's Deputies say 22-year-old Austie Gerrish of Bay Street allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of .22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit when she struck a patrol vehicle at the intersection of Elm and Park Streets about 2am. Gerrish was charged with Aggravated DWI and other counts; she was released on court appearance tickets.
MASSENA WOMAN RIPS OFF MENTALLY-ILL ACQUAINTANCE, JAILED--State Police say 33-year-old Bobbie Jo Zeller allegedly wrote thousands of dollars in bad checks on the account of a woman who she told she needed to buy Christmas presents. Zeller allegedly fooled her into believing she was depositing money from a trust fund into the account. The Courier-Observer says between 65 and 70 bouncers were written. Zeller was charged with Grand Larceny, a felony; arraigned and jailed without bail. Zeller has a criminal history of scheme to defraud and did prison time for it a few years ago.
GOUVERNEUR-AREA MAN CHARGED WITH FELONY SEX CRIMES JAILED WITHOUT BAIL--State Police Investigators charged 41-year-old Michael Simmons of Somerville Road in Rossie allegedly had forcible relations with a female he knew, by allegedly restraining her. He is charged with First Degree Rape, First Degree Unlawful Imprisonment, and Second Degree Assault. Simmons allegedly tried to commit suicide by overdosing on prescription medication, and was treated and released from EJ Noble Hospital. He was arraigned before a Rossie justice.
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